Sunday, 25 January 2009

2Simple French

Learning French seems fairly easy with "2Simple French". This software has been developed for the non-specialist teacher who has  little French, they will find plenty of support, while the more experienced can work more selectively. 

2simple French is the product of collaboration between language specialists and non-linguist primary teachers, has good interactive features for beginners which are spoken by native speakers.

It contains over 200 varied and engaging activities to reinforce vocabulary and help children use French within the first two years of the QCA scheme of work. 2Simple French has modules of game and activities to encourage French speaking:

  • The family
  • The Classroom
  • Numbers
  • Months of the year
  • Sport and Hobbies
  • Colours
  • Animals
  • The human body
  • Food
  • Transport
  • Weather
  • Pocket Money

Each module has two levels and covers activities which covers learning words, being able to use them in sentences,  paper based activities to encourage writing, everything is supported by the words written in French to aid reading.

The Animals module, as the others, starts with an introduction to the vocabulary, where learners can focus on a close up of a French speaker’s lips, followed by three practice exercises including a pointing exercise and the horse chasing game.

The sentence section covers making sentences, with practice exercises including true or false to check understanding and muddled sentences.

There is also a song about animals, a story for role play, acted out by children speaking French, a cultural awareness section, this one looking at French pets and a place to make up your own written sentences.

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